NIH: Research to Advance the Science of Primary Care (R01)

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-24-205

Submission Dates: June 5, 2024, July 5, 2024, October 5, 2024, November 5, 2024

Award Amount: Up to $500,000


The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to advance the understanding of the role, capacity, and value of primary care to improve patient outcomes and population health by delivering whole healthcare across the life course, and to build evidence about the characteristics and value of primary care that influence patient outcomes and advance health equity, such as care coordination, continuity of care, and comprehensiveness of care, person-centered, whole healthcare, and trust, and how these can be improved and effectively delivered to strengthen primary healthcare. Answering these critical questions is necessary to revitalize primary care in a way that improves individual and population health while increasing access to care, reducing burden on patients and clinicians, and improving equity and quality of care.

Research Objectives

The overarching objective of this NOFO is to advance understanding of the role and capacity of primary care to increase the value and quality of care and improve patient outcomes and population health by delivering person-centered care. This NOFO will prioritize research projects that aim to improve primary care in terms of quality, safety, access, affordability, and equity, which may include attention to the primary care workforce, patient experience or outcomes, social determinants of health, care delivery models, payment, or digital healthcare. The research strategy proposed by applicants must be related to the mission and research interests of AHRQ and its National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research (NCEPCR). Within AHRQ s mission, the primary care-specific priority areas of focus are:

1. Research to improve primary care, including regarding quality, safety, access and affordability, the workforce, care delivery models, financing, digital healthcare, person-centeredness, and health equity.

2. Harnessing data and technology to conduct research on characteristics of primary care that may influence patient outcomes, such as person-centered whole healthcare, care coordination, continuity of care, and comprehensiveness of care.

3. Research on management of clinical areas unique to primary care, such as multiple chronic conditions, preventive care, undifferentiated syndromes, or behavioral and mental healthcare that is integrated within primary care.

For more information, please see the opportunity website.